Puppy with deformed legs is found dumped in a bush in Liverpool

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a terrified puppy with two deformed front legs was found dumped in a park in Liverpool.

The bulldog-type puppy, aged about four months, was found by a dog walker in a bush at the side of a footpath close to the back of Kirkdale Cemetery, near Seeds Lane.

The dog walker reported the matter to the RSPCA and inspector Jo McDonald was sent to the scene at about 7pm on Sunday (pictured below). 

She could see the terrified pup was struggling to walk and rushed him to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, who named him Harry.

Jo said, “The poor pup was obviously really scared and I am just so grateful the dog walker found him. Harry was left alone in a bush and would have died of starvation if he had not been found.

“He is now safe in RSPCA care but the vet believes his front legs both have birth deformities so they plan to operate to correct this. When he is returned to full health he will be looking for a new home.

“He is also underweight and his coat is dry and flakey. Poor Harry was curled up in a ball in the hospital and was reluctant to move, which we often find with dogs who have been dumped because clearly they are just so frightened.”

Jo believes Harry was dumped due to his leg injuries and is now appealing for anyone who knows who is responsible to get in touch.

She said, “I am keen to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or who knows someone who had puppies like this recently to contact me.

“I fear the person who had this pup may have been a dog breeder and when they saw these deformities and realised it would cost money to have the pet treated, callously decided to throw him away like a piece of rubbish and left him frightened and alone.”

Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

To help the RSPCA continue rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming animals in desperate need of care please visit their website or call our donation line on 0300 123 8181.

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